OTTAWA The Canadian Forces is investigating the fourth suicide of one of its members within a week, while a fifth soldier attempted to take his life. Defence officials told media that three of as many as four Canadian Forces members who took their own lives in recent days had served in Afghanistan.Senator Romeo Dallaire, a retired general, blamed a recent traffic accident on stress over the ...
Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey (r) accompanied by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon, Dec. 4, ...
As of last weekend, the much-anticipated security pact governing the future of American troops in Afghanistan looked good to go. Days after Secretary of State John Kerry triumphantly announced agreement on the final language, a convention of Afghanistan's 2,500 tribal elders gave their approval. Yet there was one last-minute--and surprising--roadblock after more than a year of tough ...
Photo AFP/Lehtikuva Twenty-seven Taliban militants were killed in military operations conducted by Afghan security forces since early Tuesday, the country's Interior Ministry said on Wednesday morning. "Afghan National Police (ANP) supported by the army and National Directorate for Security (NDS) conducted several anti- terrorism operations in Kabul, Laghman, Kandahar, Zabul and ...
A US Air Force Boeing C-17 getting prepared for a medical evacuation flight from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan to Landstuhl, Germany on November 29th ...
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For wounded soldiers, the long journey home begins at Bagram Air Base where patients are loaded onto a massive C-17 and flown to Germany. From there they are transferred to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. NBC's Richard Engel ...
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Army General Martin Dempsey looks out into the audience as he participates in an onstage interview during the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council annual meeting in Washington November 18, ...
The U.S. is considering cutting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai out of the peace process in the area, due to his aversion to signing an agreement that would keep U.S. troops after ...
The several days of organized protests in Ukraine are notable for the relative lack of police violence. Unlike in the US, Canada, Thailand, Greece, and Spain, peaceful protesters have not been beaten, tear gassed, water cannoned, and tasered by Ukrainian police. Unlike in Egypt, Palestine, and Bahrain, Ukrainian protesters have not been fired upon with live ammunition. The restraint of the ...
Print 4 December 2013 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent attacks in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan and Faryab provinces resulting in the deaths of nine development workers, bringing to 237 the number of attacks against humanitarian personnel, facilities and assets in Afghanistan so far this year. In a statement to the press today, Security Council ...
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The Afghan flag flies over the entrance to the palace of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan, June 4, 2011. (U.S. Dept. of ...
Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada has described news of the fourth suicide this week of a Canadian Afghanistan war veteran as ...
Afghanistan The Afghan President Hamid Karzai will not allow any of his ministers to sign a security pact with the US unless key demands are met.On Tuesday, the US Secretary of State John Kerry aid the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) could be signed by Mr Karzai's Defence Minister, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, effectively circumventing the President.The agreement will shape the post-2014 ...
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Kazakhstan is in a celebratory mood this week, as the Day of the First President, a national holiday, was observed on December 1. Since the occasion fell on a Sunday, Monday (December 2) was declared a national holiday.
It is the second time that a holiday has been declared to commemorates December 1 1991, when Nursultan Nazarbayev was elected Kazakhstan's first president by an overwhelming majority of the population.
A little over two weeks later, Kazakhstan declared its independence.
The holiday was established after a bill was passed by the Senate (the upper house of parliament) in December 2011 in order to acknowledge the huge achievements of President Nazarbayev since Kazakhstan became independent.
Since that time, President Nazarbayev has helped to transform Kazakhstan from a Soviet republic into a modern, democratic state.
"The results of two decades of development for independent Kazakhstan - the massive reforms in all areas of life, the sustainable growth of the economy, a just social policy, the steady democratization of society - all of this is a direct result of the fulfilment of the strategic course set by the Head of State," said Nurlan Nigmatulin, the Chairman of the Majilis. ...
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